This week Bursts spoke with Lawrence Jarach of Anarchy: A Journal Of Desire Armed (AJODA). We spoke about the publishing project, Individualist Anarchism, Post-Left Anarchy and other topics. A good portion of the discussion focused on the main article of the magazine this last issue, "Against Identity Politics" by Lupus Dragonowl, which attempts to critique essentialist identity organizing but in particular the methods that have reappeared in political scenes around the U.S. over... Topics: wsfm, ashevillefm, kowa, kwtf, kxcf
A conversation with Doug of Modesto Anarcho, a long-running anarchist rag out of California's Central Valley. The conversation talks about class resistance, anti-police organizing and the social center being run in Modesto, as beyond. http://www.modestoanarcho.org/ Topics: modesto, anarchist, doug, ashevillefm, final straw, california
This week we present another metal show. New tracks from Skagos, Moonlit Wake, Cough and more! The playlist can be found here . The show will stream for a week, starting at 3AM on June 17 at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's show features new tracks from the German project, AwAy, as well as from Chicago's own Al-Athawra and the D.C.-based Vestiges side of their split with Panopticon. The playlist can be found: here This show'll be streaming from August 05, 2013 thru the 11th. Podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, music, metal, punk
This week's show features metal from around the world including new tracks from Subrosa, With The End in Mind, Ellende and more! New spoken content coming up soon! Playlist can be found at: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/7774 Interview archives of the show can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org You can contact the hosts for criticisms, critiques, concerns, questions, conundrums, quandries (wait, that's the same as questions, right....damn) by emailing us at thefinalstrawradio(... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music, final straw
Tune in to hear delicious bites of all things film! Mark McCloud of Orbit DVD and Kim Roney will be on each week, with more than just 2 cents! Expect to hear what's new in theaters, new on DVD, special releases, local screenings, and special guests. This show is in it's 5th year on ashevillefm.org This week: Taken 3, Inherent Vice and..... Reel Talk's "Worst of 2014" awards! Not to be missed! Topics: ashevillefm, theater, film, movie, wsfm-lp
This week, William speaks to Dave about Jerry Koch. Jerry is a New York Anarchist resisting (for the 2nd time) a GJ in NYC. JerryResists.net Also, Bursts speaks to Bella about Marie Mason, long term ecological, animal rights, labor and anarchist activist. Marie is also serving a 22 year sentence. Bella also talks about the upcoming day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Other Longterm Anarchist Prisoners on June 11th. supportmariemason.org june11.org Playlist can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, repression, support
An hour of metal in lieu of a talk show. I'm taking a break from talk content for a few weeks and will be back up and running for a stint soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this. The playlist can be found here . Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week's show features an interview with two residents of the ZAD about the demonstrations of February 22nd in Nantes, France. Also, Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain talks about Swivilization in his weekly segment. More on him can be found at seanswain.org The demonstration, dubbed a "sacking" by the media and police, featured directed attacks by demonstrators on offices of the French construction company threatening the lands of Notre-dames-de-Landes, a police station, a travel... Topics: ashevillefm, kowa, kwtf, kxcf, zad, sean swain, anarchist, prisoner
from AshevilleFM This week on the show we interview Bay Area author Alden Wood about his book "Crime Thought; Theorizing CrimethInc." published in 2012 by Little Black Cart. In this interview we discuss the anarchist publishing project CrimethInc., which has been active and extremely prolific since the early 1990's. It serves as an entry point for many people who are just becoming acquainted with anarchism as a political ideology. We discuss CrimethInc.'s successes and shortcomings as... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, anarchism, final straw, crimethinc, alden wood
from AshevilleFM This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation on a divisive and spectacular tactic that for many outside of the movement defines what an anarchist is: the black bloc. We speak to a comrade who was present in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin on May Day of 1987 when thousands of autonomous activists (of the Autonomen movement of which our guest was and is a member) and erected burning barricades while physically resisting the state. This date is pointed to by... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, final straw, germany, kreuzberg, autonomen, anarchism, riot
Birthday messages, banter, blues, jazz, scat, big band, crooning. An hour of some of my favorite music to fall under the genre/movement of "jazz." Come out all ye hep cats, and dig these grooves. Topics: jazz, blues, scat, big band, crooning, bursts, final straw, ashevillefm
This week's show features 4 conversations. For the fourth anniversary of the Final Straw Radio going on the air, we took it upon ourselves to have conversations with other people doing similar and different anarchist audio projects. The first non-me voice y'all will hear is that of John Zerzan , the second is Franklin Lopez , the third is a member of the Crimthinc Ex-Worker Podcast collective and the final two are Rydra and Bellamy . Introductions will ensue momentarily. We'll be... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kowa-lp, kxcf, wcrs, radio, interview
This week we speak with Ukrop, an anarchist, antifascist activist, and maker of the documentaries "Antifascist Attitude" & "Actions vs. Repressions". This is part 1 of a two part interview, in which they talk about the history and context of Nazi influence in formerly-Soviet Russia and the rise of radical anti-fascism. Ukrop also discusses how the internet effected punk and anarchist subculture in Russia in the 1990's and the first decade of the 21st century. In the... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchism, antifa, russia, education, nazi, fascism
This week's show features a conversation with one of the editors of the recently released journal of Nihilist Anarchism called Attentat, available from Little Black Cart. We explore some of the history of the term nihilism and some of the philosophical underpinnings to it, as well as what intellectual nihilism today and active nihilism today look like around the world and in the U.S. in particular. The editor speaks about what they think nihilism can bring to anarchism and vice-versa. More... Topics: philosophy, nihilism, anarchism, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm, final straw, consequences
This week's show is a short rant on the upcoming Business Improvement District couched in an hour of romantic songs. Why the hell not? Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, business improvement district
This week's episode covers: IN THEATERS: Two Days One Night, Match, Sponge Bob, Seventh Son, and Jupiter Ascending. ON DVD: John Wick, Dear White People, Dracula Untold, Ouija, Best of Me, Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, ABC’s of Death 2, and Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and mooooooore Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, movies, film, video, dvd, tv, television
This week's The Final Straw features metal and crust tracks from such projects as Woe, Agrion Splendens, and they eat their own god. Hope y'all enjoy! The playlist can be found here . Streaming at afm from 3AM EST, 6/24/2013, podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, metal, music
A newer take on an older show by the same title. To qoute the older blog: "It gets lonely up here by the broadcast tower, winds howling as the summer turns to winter, skipping autumn (apparently). Let me welcome you into the twilight with some lovely Country, Alt-Country, Outlaw and more. An hour of chaps, boot-scootin' and geetars." Available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 1/29/12, after on www.archive.org by searching the show title. Topics: country, alt-country, outlaw, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm
This week's show presents an hour of music I was into about 10 years ago: Indie Rock, Emo, Alt-Rock. The show includes some less well-known, Northern California acts like The Wunder Years, Rum Diary and Life in Braille. Enjoy! Archived at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 2-27-12, afterwards at archive.org by searching this show's title. Topics: emo, indie rock, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
from AshevilleFM Interview with Ramona, an anarchist activist in Slovenia and member of the Federation for Anarchist Organizing. She speaks about the uprisings which have been happening in that country since November, 2012 in reaction to widespread political corruption and police surveillance. Among other topics, we touch on the conditions leading up to these ongoing uprisings, a brief history of anarchist organizing in Slovenia, and the upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, which will take... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, anarchist, slovenia, maribor, Ljubljana, uprising
This week, The Final Straw is featuring two segments from anarchistisches radio berlin. Our friends at ARB recently conducted an interview with 3 members of the athens-based group of libertarian communists about the election of the leftist Syriza party in Greece, giving a anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist perspectives on what they've seen from Syriza and what they expect in the future. After that ARB talked to members of the Slovenian radio collective, Crna Luknja , as well as Radio... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, anarchist, sean swain, music, anarchistisches radio berlin
A few announcements about planned protests in Asheville around the Westborough Baptist Church's plans to protest the Billy Graham Center (!?) and the vote on Tuesday on the Business Improvement District by city council. The rest of the show is metal. :P Topics: final straw, kxcf, kwtf, bursts o'goodness, bid, metal, ashevillefm
This week's episode features two conversations. The first is with Micah Lee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the NSA leaks and what information that came out of it (at the time of this show's airing) was actually new and a general overview of what government surveillance in the U.S. looks like over computers. The second conversation is with the Bay Area-based hacker, Bill Silverfox. Bill works with Hackmeet.org. We spend most of the hour discussing different communication... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, hacker, anarchist, computer, security
from AshevilleFM Luis Leon was born in Veracruz, Mexico but has been living in the U.S. since the age of 5 with his parents. In 2011, after graduating high school in Marion, NC, Luis self-deported to Mexico because of the high cost of higher education to undocumented immigrants here. In July, he and 8 other immigrants who'd been living in the U.S. attempted to publicly re-enter from Mexico. This week's episode features a conversation with Luis about his experiences in Western NC, moving back to... Topics: luis leon, immigration, north carolina, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
This week's episode of the final straw features our light-handed curation of another project's work. We bring y'all an english language interview with members of a Karakeok Autonome (http://www.karakok.org/), a Swiss-Turkish anarchist grouping related to the International of Anarchist Federations. The interview was conducted, translated and rerecorded by our comrades at Anarchistisches Radio Berlin. Their work can be found in multiple european languages at http://aradio.blogsport.de . Check... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchist, gezi, turkey, taksim, ankara, berlin, metal
This week William talks with Ed Mead, editor of CA Prison Focus magazine to discuss the results of the hunger and work strikes that swept west coast prisons since July, resulting in one prisoner death and at one point including the participation of 30,000 hunger strikers. The strike, the third over two years, was meant to bring attention to and pressure against the state for it's practices of indefinite detention in solitary confinement without recourse, the silencing of prisoner activists,... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ed mead, hunger strike, prison, metal, punk, solitary
This week, we're excited to present a conversation with Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley, editors and authors of a new book out from AK Press entitled "Dixie Be Damned: 300 years of Insurrection in the American South". The book is a study of Maroon, Indigenous, White, Black, worker, farmer, slave, indentured, women and men wrestling against institutions of power for autonomy and self-determination. All of this in a region stereotyped to be backwards, slow, lazy, victimized and... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, kwtf, kxcf, wcrs-lp, south, history, interview, author, anarchist
This week's episode features some announcements, a Sean Swain segment, and about 50 minutes of metal, punk and deathrock from around the world (mostly new titles!). Announcements: What: The Federal Office of Surface Mining is holding a public hearing on a new rule to protect streams from mountaintop removal coal mining. When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00. Folks will gather around 3:00 p.m. this day before the hearing begins. Where: Mountain Empire Community... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kwtf, kowa-lp, kxcf, wcrs-lp, berkeley liberation, radio, anarchist,...
Greg Curry This week Bursts speaks with Greg Curry, a prisoner serving time for alleged participation in the Lucasville Prison uprising of 1993 where prisoners took over the Ohio prison, leading to the death of 10 inmates and one guard. For the hour, they speak about incarceration in the U.S., intersections of race and class, the prison strikes, capitalism and resistance. More on Greg's case can be found at https://gregcurry.wordpress.com/ Prison Strike, Week 2 Here is another roundup of week... Topics: kwtf, kowa-lp, wcrs-lp, ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, prison, strike, slavery, greg curry, lucasville,...
Everything Is Terrible (Found Footage Presentation) is coming back to AVL! Also, updates on film and dvd releases for the week of January 27th, 2015 Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, reel talk, mark mccloud, kim roney, film, movie, dvd, review, tv, theater
This week's show will be a conversation with Saro Lynch-Tomason and Kila Donovan, members of the Asheville May Day Choir about music, resistance, history and the upcoming May Day celebrations in Asheville. Saro and Kila are also members of the band, Red Wind. The show features in-studio renditions of some beautiful resistance songs that we'll be hearing this year. The two jamboree shows will be a benefit for Blair Pathways. http://www.blairpathways.com/ http://redwindmusic.com/ Topics: red wind, blair, final straw, labor, bursts, asheville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, may day,...
Tune in to hear delicious bites of all things film! Mark McCloud of Orbit DVD and Kim Roney will be on each week, with more than just 2 cents! Expect to hear what's new in theaters, new on DVD, special releases, local screenings, and special guests. This show is in it's 5th year on ashevillefm.org This episode features: THE BEST OF (what they've seen in) 2014!!!! Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, mark mcloud, kim roney, reel talk, film, movie, dvd, review, tv, theater
This week we'll be rebroadcasting a recent update from A-Radio Berlin on the repression called Operation Fenix in Czech Republic against anarchists there. Following that, we'll hear some music from Wildspeaker, Cara Neir and Allochiria. First, text from the intro to the A-Radio Portion: "In the context of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (23.-30th of August 2016), we had the opportunity of talking to a comrade from Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Czech... Topics: wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, kwtf, wcrs, ashevillefm, anarchist, sean swain, fenix, czech, repression,...
"The main portion of the episode features an interview with Alvaro Luna Hernandez, a Chicano political prisoner serving a 50 year sentence in Texas for disarming a Sheriff who pulled a gun on him, and then fleeing. Mr. Hernandez speaks about his case, his legal history, his political development, and his imprisonment. Special thanks to the Central Texas Anarchist Black Cross for this material. More info on Alvaro can be found at":... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm, wcrs-lp, kowa-lp, kwtf, kxcf, alvaro luna hernandez, political prisoner, texas,...
This week we're speaking with Josie and Nathan of the project "The Spaces Between; A project about the rest of us". This is a zine which is a compilation of interviews with anarchists who live in smaller towns, away from so called anarchist hot spots. In this zine, the interviewees illustrate what it is like to live outside of the spotlight in the anarchist culture and politic, further away from its attending benefits and downsides. These folks just yesterday finished touring with... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, wcrs, kwtf, kxcf, interview, local, anarchist, organizing, small...
This week's episode of the Final Straw starts off with a couple of announcements about recent prisoner resistance from around the U.S. and the upcoming court dates for the NATO3. http://freethenato3.wordpress.com/ http://prisonbooks.info/2014/01/10/inmates-strike-to-protest-alabama-prison-conditions/ http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php?topic=31966.0 Secondly, we'll present a short audio essay by Sean Swain, a regularly occurring segment we hope to become a regular portion of our show. ... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kowa, kwtf, prison, nato3, anarchist, aramark, indiana, alabama, strike,...
This week, you'll hear an interview with Ben Turk about ongoing prisoner hunger strikes at Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. The hunger strikes have been running since early June and have involved almost a dozen prisoners, who have faced repression including force feeding, further isolation, transfers and beatings for participation. The hunger strikes were initiated to protest the use of long term solitary confinement at the institution. For the majority of the show, IWOC... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, kowa-lp, kwtf, kxcf, wcrs, #blacklivesmatter, waupun, prison, hunger strike,...
This week's show features a conversation with Katie Burgess of the Trans Youth Support Network about the case of CeCe McDonald. Chrishaun âCeCeâ McDonald is a young African American transgender woman who is charged with two counts of âsecond degree murderâ after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race. We'll talk about some of the realities of how gender and race are dealt with by police and prisons and critiques of the effectiveness of Hate... Topics: cece, mcdonald, trans, final straw, bursts, o'goodness, afm, ashevillefm, katie burgess, queer,...
This week's episode features John Zerzan reading a statement by Sean Swain on the 23rd anniversary of Sean's imprisonment followed by a repeat of a conversation with Will Munger, a co-editor of Life During Wartime (AK Press, 2013), discussing Counterinsurgency theory and practice by the U.S. government domestically. Topics: ashevillefm, sean swain, john zerzan, prison, anarchist, life during wartime, will munger,...
This week's show features a conversation with Orie Lumumba. Orie is involved in the Move organization and the International Concerned Fmaily and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. We speak about the upcoming push to parole Debbie Sims Africa, Janet Halloway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa, the three remaining women of the Move 9. The Move 9 were 9 members of the Move organization whose house was raided in Philadelphia in 1978 after escalating conflicts with the Philadelphia police department... Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm-lp, anarchist, prisoner, sean swain, herman bell, move organization, africa,...
This week, we are happy to share an interview contributed by an audio militant associated with The Final Straw. This conversation took place after one of the presentations of the Crimethinc tour associated with the publishing and distribution of To Change Everything zine, a recent and widely translated introduction and invitation to anarchy. This interview was conducted shortly after one of the 3 panel discussions that took place last month in the Bay Area and includes two members of the... Topics: ashevillefm, kowa-lp, wcrs-lp, kwtf, kxcf, wsfm-lp, anarchy, anarchism, crimethinc, operation...
This week's show features a conversation with Jenny, who works with Sacramento Prisoner Support. Jenny and Bursts discuss the case of Eric McDavid, a Green Anarchist prisoner in the U.S., in terms of the green scare and the upcoming June 11 Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. Briefly, Eric and two other activists were entrapped by a government informant who went by the name, Anna. Anna, over a series of months, attempted to pressure the 3 to plan and execute radical... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, liberation front, anarchist, eric mcdavid, june11, conspiracy, green scare
This week's episode features an interview with Peter Gelderloos. Peter is the author of "How Nonviolence Protects the State" , "Anarchy Works" and most recently of "The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy." In this hour Peter discusses the arguments in "The Failure...", surmises the efficacy of nonviolent civil disobedience mass movements since the end of the Cold War, looks at some of the main and most visible supporters of the... Topics: final straw, gelderloos, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchism, nonviolence, left bank, occupy